Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
Nick Taylor advises clients on the full range of competition law matters. He has extensive experience in merger clearance, cartel and abuse of dominance/misuse of market power investigations, and in advising both corporate and government clients on the defense and complainant sides of matters.
Nick's practice extends beyond his native Australia, and he has in-depth knowledge of many Asia-Pacific competition regimes, including China (mainland and Hong Kong), India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.
Nick also has been involved in regulation issues affecting the banking sector, including payment systems and anti-money laundering, and the energy and water sectors, including the rules concerning wholesale pool electricity and gas markets, network rate/revenue regulations, and pipeline access matters.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Nick was a partner in a leading Australian law firm and also worked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for several years as its representative on its joint venture with the Korean government, the OECD-Korea Regional Centre for Competition Law. During his time at the OECD, he organized training events for Asian competition authorities and judges. He also worked at the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), where he investigated merger matters in a wide range of industries for the agency. Prior to his time with the ACCC, he worked at the Industry Commission (the forerunner to the Productivity Commission), where he was closely involved in the Commission's work on business regulation, and at the Australian government's Department of Treasury, where he was involved in the country's National Competition Policy agreements.